Perez Hilton is a father for the second time. In a message posted to his website on Sunday, the 37-year-old blogger wrote:
It is with great pride and relief that I can finally announce: I am a dad again!
The road to this birth has been a difficult journey, quite different from the first time, and my son and I are overjoyed at this happy and healthy addition to our family.
Every child is a blessing and this Mother’s Day was extra blessed for me and my mother!
From my family to yours,
Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, welcomed his daughter, Mia Alma, on Saturday afternoon via surrogate. His daughter’s name means “my soul” in Spanish, he told media, “because I’m cheesy like that.”
He said he didn’t tell anyone, except for his mother and sister, that he was expecting another child, calling it “the hardest secret I’ve kept in a long time.”
Mia is Hilton’s second child. His son, Mario Armando Lavandeira III, was born in 2013.
“I’m excited for the two of them,” Hilton said, “so they can have each other and my son can look after her.”
“It’s a real family now.”